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Comment: SMS/MMS and disconnects (Score 1) 62

by Matheus Villela (#35449430) Attached to: New Attack Can Disable Phones Via SMS
A lot of phones(including Androids) have issues when receiving SMS and MMS, the other day we had a problem with a certification made by a carrier that failed. Our software was getting disconnected when a MMS arrived(not even downloaded), turns out the phone connection was getting completely locked for more than 1 minute and that only happened with said carrier, with another the issue only happened when the MMS was downloaded. The whole thing is a a mess, both from manufacturers and carriers.

Skype Releases Open SDK 108

Posted by timothy
from the build-it-they-will-come dept.
An anonymous reader writes "SkypeKit gives Linux developers access to core functionality, allowing Linux developers to add video, calling, and instant messaging features to desktop applications. The SDK also comes with the freshly royalty-free SILK codec for high-end audio. Skype is hoping that the inclusion of SILK will popularize the codec, extending its reach. Currently, the SkypeKit beta is only available for Linux on an invite-only basis, with Windows and Mac versions planned in coming weeks. The SDK does not cover Android or Mac, an odd choice considering the announcement of SkypeKit championed itself for extending the functionality of Skype to multiple platforms and devices. Including smartphones in the SDK seems like an obvious move." Ars Technica has a rundown, too.

John Carmack To Cut Space Tourism Prices 50% 185

Posted by samzenpus
from the everything-must-go-to-space-sale dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Looks like John Carmack, through Armadillo Aerospace, will be battling Burt Rutan and Richard Branson to make space travel affordable. From the article: 'Space Adventures is going to use an Armadillo Technologies rocket to launch amateur astronauts 62 miles into the sky. Nothing new, except that they will do it at half the price of Virgin Galactic's ticket, and in a real rocket!' Perhaps I'll visit space, after all."

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